POV is a single channel color projection animating a wall-mount made of cheesecloth dipped in plaster laid over canvas stretcher bars. This installation studies reduction art, particularly reductionist painting interests such as expressed by Rothko, and its different modes and interactions with the digital and physical worlds. Giving the canvas an essential life, the reduced clips of color interact together to explore the blank, bodily wall-mount’s surface, offering echoes of breath and conversation -- the dialogue is not only between the colors and their interests with one another, but there is also a communication between the projected light and movement with the stagnant, sagging “canvas.” Offering a study of layers and movement with color and projection, POV reduces reductionist painting to its bare intents of layering, color interaction/study, and dynamism.

The installation not only heavily considers painting through light projection, but it also considers modes of digital creation and animation. Here, each clip overlayed and integrated with the film started as a single image snapshotted from a longer recorded clip of various objects and real-life color/light interactions. Each snapshot was taken to TextEdit -- an open source word processor -- where the digital code of each image was disturbed and changed to expose the basic color/pixel format and structure of each image. Then, the images were re-compiled to reform the original clip, as it was thus reduced to simple pixels and basic colors. Each new reduced clip was brought together to create vignettes exploring tone, movement, dimensionality, and layering.

Similar to artists such as Adam K. Beckett (particularly in his film Heavy Light), the movement and natural interactions of colors offer a fascinating new landscape of artistic exploration and study of dimensionality. Considering his film and reductionist works such as Blue, Green, and Brown by Mark Rothko, POV wants for the study of layers, space, and color dialogue.

  • Alexandra Carcich
  • Alexandra Carcich
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Student
  • Genres:
    Experimental, Installation, Visual Art
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 50 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 14, 2018
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director - Alexandra Carcich